Mahjong Solitaire

Play a free game of classic Mahjong Solitaire. No download or registration is required. Enjoy a modern & a clean-looking version of this timeless classic.
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How to play

Mahjong Solitaire is a tile-matching game where the goal is to clear the board by eliminating tile pairs. Click on two tiles with the same image to remove them from the playing field. At the beginning of the game some tiles are blocked, and removing tiles unlocks more tiles to play. Keep removing pairs until all tiles get removed!

Board setup:

The game starts with mahjong tiles stacked upon each other into a multi-level pyramid. There are in total 144 tiles(72 pairs) on the playing field. Each tile is engraved with a specific image and appears four times on the board, with an exception for Flower and Season tiles that act similar to the "Joker" card.


There are a few basic rules to mahjong:

If you need more detailed explanations of the rules, here is a great YouTube video we recommend.

Strategy and Tips

On the surface, Mahjong Solitaire might seem like an easy game that doesn't require any strategy, but we have some tips on how to get better and win more games.

Scan the board

Before removing tiles from the board, carefully scan the game board and make a mental note of all possible moves. Remember, the goal of the game is to clear the board so you should focus on removing tiles that will, in turn, unblock more tiles, giving you more possible moves to play.

Go from top to bottom

It's a good idea to focus on removing tiles from the topmost layer first. As you learned from the previous tip, unblocking more tiles is your main priority, and tiles that reside on top layers are exactly the ones that block a lot of tiles underneath them.

Shuffle as a last resort

There is no point in using shuffle unless you reached the "locked" board, where there are no open tiles to form a pair. Our game will always let you know when there are no more moves available. However, if you can't find a pair to play you can use the Hint button which will highlight an open pair. And this leads us to the next tip!

Hint is your friend, but also an enemy

The hint tool is useful when you can't find the next move, but it doesn't guarantee the best move possible, as there is no game analysis happening and the program only finds an open pair. Use it at your own risk when you can't find a pair, but be aware that using Hint can also lead to a "locked" board.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have Flash to play mahjong?

No, you can play this Mahjong without flash player. Our mahjong uses newer technology called HTML5 which allows it to be played on any device.

Is every Mahjong game solvable?

Yes! Our version of mahjong generates only solvable boards, and every game can be won. We've gathered some mahjong tips to help you win more games.